Brentnall Academy is a part of United Learning whose Trustees hold the ultimate responsibility for the governance of each United Learning school.

The Department for Education’s governance handbook 2020 identifies the essentials of effective governance as follows:

  • Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction;
  • Holding the executive leaders to account for the educational performance of the organisation and its pupils, and the effective and efficient performance management of staff; and
  • Overseeing the financial performance of the organisation and making sure its money is well spent.

United Learning’s Trustees delegate certain key roles and responsibilities to the school’s Local Governing Body (LGB) and these are set out clearly in our Scheme of Delegation which can be seen on the United Learning website.

Local Governance arrangements for Brentnall Primary

A school Improvement Board (SIB) has been formed to provide focused local governance support to the leadership of the school as it continues on its school improvement journey within United Learning.

The school improvement board is constituted as follows:

Chair of the School Improvement Board:

  • Matthew Wynne


  • Melanie Haselden
  • Judith Richens
  • Jancie Garratt
  • Simon Davies

These will need to declare pecuniary and business interests.

Clerk to the SIB: Dumo Moyo, Salford Governor Services

In attendance at each SIB meeting:

  • Tanya Hughes, Regional Director
  • Catherine Horton-Hale, Executive Principal
  • Rebecca Clyne, Head of School

In attendance at each SIB meeting:

Tanya Hughes – Regional Director

Catherine Horton-Hale – Executive Principal

Meeting dates: 29th November 2023